The hidden fees, convoluted contract terms, and lack of flexibility make renting or leasing uniforms cost-prohibitive and unsuccessful for most organizations. Rental uniform expenses can be 2-3 times the amount of a purchase uniform program for the same clothing!
The perceived low weekly cost of a rental uniform program is lost to hidden fees, deceptive claims, and harsh contract terms. Over the life of a contract, purchase programs save money for organizations and reduce headaches for employees.
There is a high probability that you are concerned about the costs of your existing uniform program. There are three main categories of expenses with uniform programs: products, distribution, and management.
Unitec Distribution Systems, Inc. is a managed uniform program provider. We’re able to take our customers “out of the uniform business” through the use of our proprietary Proximity System™. This full featured online apparel management system allows employees to enjoy online ordering under the control and management of customizable software.
Uniforms cost money. There is no getting around the fact that uniforms are an investment for your organization. Poorly managed uniform programs waste considerable amounts of resources. However, a good uniform program provides a lot of benefits, including considerable time and cost savings.
We’ve complied some of the most expensive mistakes that organizations make related to uniforms:
When it comes to uniforms, many people focus their attention on the products ordered. The thought is that you can save money by ordering lower cost items in bulk, limiting how many of each item your team receives and handing out items as needed. The reality is not that simple.
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